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Eligibility for other programs as a disability benefit recipient

If you are someone that qualifies for Social Security Disability (SSI) benefits, it means that you are a disabled person that is unable to earn a meaningful income because of your condition and the associated challenges. Many recipients of SSI do not realize that they may be in fact eligible for many other state programs.

It is important as an SSI recipient that you take the time to understand the different programs that you could also benefit from. This could result in an increased quality of life, and more disposable income than you have currently.

What other government programs could I be entitled to?

Most of the time, being an SSI recipient automatically means that you are eligible for Medicaid. This may mean that you do not even need to fill in an additional application form, or it could mean that you need to apply specifically on the Medicaid website. However, as an SSI recipient, you should have no problems proving your eligibility.

As an SSI recipient, you will have a limited household income. This means that you will probably qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program helps give low-income households access to nutritional foods that are good for your health.

In addition, it is likely that any children or dependents you have will also be able to benefit from free health coverage from Medicaid.

If you would like to learn more about what programs you can benefit from as an SSI recipient in Kentucky, you should take action in order to benefit from the state initiatives in place.

Source: SSA, "SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) AND ELIGIBILITY FOR OTHER GOVERNMENT AND STATE PROGRAMS," accessed April 26, 2018

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